Russian President Vladimir Putin pays a visit to an exhibition dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the complete liberation of Leningrad from the fascist blockade during the World War II in St. Petersburg, Russia on January 27, 2019. (KREMLIN PHOTO)
MOSCOW, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the allocation of 150 million rubles (2.27 million U.S. dollars) to the Russian Culture Ministry from the presidential reserve fund, the Kremlin said Sunday.
According to the decree, the fund will be used as an inter-budgetary transfer to partially offset the costs of creating a new exposition in the St. Petersburg State Budgetary Institution of the Culture Museum of Defense and Siege of Leningrad.
The culture ministry will be in charge of ensuring the spending of the allocated funds and therefore will have to submit a report on the expenditures to the presidential administration, the Kremlin said.
The president's representative in the Northwestern Federal District will supervise the execution of the order, it added.